Submission Guidelines

Submitting to Multiplicity Blog

Fall/Winter 2019 Theme: Borders, Boundaries & Belonging

Theme Duration: October 2019-January 2020

Multiplicity Blog is currently seeking submissions for its Fall/Winter 2019 Theme, Borders, Boundaries, & Belonging.

Our blog publishes three original nonfiction posts  per week. We typically publish posts that are 300-500 words, but we will consider submissions that are as short as a single sentence or as long as 1,000 words. Post submissions may include nonfiction prose, poetry (one poem per post), and photographs (up three photographs per post) with accompanying text (text may be captions only).

To be considered for publication, posts must be relevant to our current blog theme, which is stated in these guidelines.

Our blog welcomes a wide array of short nonfiction including:

  • flash essay (any topic that fits with our current theme and/or mission statement)
  • memoir (“snapshot” life stories)
  • perspectives on the craft of writing and the journey to publication 
  • opinion pieces on current events and issues in the literary world
  • book and music reviews
  • travel pieces
  • food writing
  • science & nature writing
  • poetry
  • humor pieces

Our blog is predominantly text, but we also welcome photographs in conjunction with text.

All materials submitted to the Multiplicity Blog must be original works produced by the person who submits them. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Multiplicity Blog submissions must be sent in digital format via our online submission form. Microsoft Word and Google Docs are preferred for blog submissions. The text submitted should be in Times New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt, with one-inch margins. Please include your name and the title of the work with your blog submission. All work should be carefully proofread (ideally out loud) before it is submitted.

Photographs should be submitted in a format and resolution that can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG, 150ppi are preferred. Submitted images should not include, vectors, layers, or animations. We do not accept videos, illustrations, or other visual art forms.

Blog submission are read throughout the year.

Click the button below to submit your work to Multiplicity Blog.

Submitting to Multiplicity Literary Magazine

Submissions to Multiplicity Literary Magazine will open in January 2020.

Multiplicity Literary Magazine publishes two issues annually, one in the autumn and one in the spring. We consider submissions of short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative nonfiction (1,500-5,000 words), poetry, flash nonfiction (up to 500 words), and photography from established and emerging writers.  We read submissions from August 1st to June 30.

We will not knowingly publish submissions that are slanderous, libelous, racist, sexist, ageist, or otherwise intentionally discriminatory or offensive. All works must be original and must not be subject to copyright restrictions. For each issue, the journal publishes one submission per selected author/artist. After our final review is complete, our Editorial Staff will notify each submitter of the status of their work.

Multiplicity Literary Magazine submissions must be sent in digital format via Submittable. Text submissions should be sent in a file format that can readily be edited on a computer (Microsoft Word and Google Doc are preferred).

Our Literary Magazine submission process is blind. Do not include your name or other personally identifying information on any of the pages of your submission or in the file name. Do include a cover letter providing complete, accurate contact information for you.

Nonfiction submissions should be in Times New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt, with one-inch margins all around. Please paginate and include the title of the work on each page. All work should be carefully proofread (ideally out loud) before it is submitted.

Poetry submissions may include up to five poems per issue; stanzas should be single spaced and there should be no more than one poem per page.

Photographs should be submitted in a format that can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG are preferred. Submitted images should not include vectors or layers.

Submissions are reviewed by our editorial board. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for accuracy and consistency. Each submission is edited according to the spelling, grammar, and punctuation conventions of American English; we follow the conventions detailed in the Chicago Manual of Style.  In its editing, Multiplicty Magazine strives to preserve each submitter’s unique voice and artistic intent over absolute grammatical or idiomatic correctness. A style sheet  is available upon request.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Spring Issue Deadline:  January 1st  |  Publication May 1
  • Autumn Issue Deadline:  August 1st  |  Publication Mid January

Submissions to Multiplicity Literary Magazine will open in January 2020.